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Child dies, 22 others injured in Ogun auto-crash

18 March 2013, 07:26

Sagamu - A child of less than one year has been confirmed dead while 22 others were seriously injured on Sunday in an auto-crash close to the Sagamu interchange on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The Sagamu Unit commander of FRSC, Mr Lasisi Ogundele, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Sagamu on Sunday.

He said that the accident occurred at about 4 p.m when the tyre of the bus bursted and the vehicle somersaulted.

Ogundele said that the bus, belonging to Osun State Government and marked OS 46 A06, was coming from Lagos and conveying Islamic faithful believed to be members of NASFAT.

"The bus was on top speed when it lost one of its front tyres; it somersaulted several times and swerved to the Ibadan-Lagos side of the road.

"The baby died on the spot, four other babies and 18 adults are currently on danger list as we speak. They are seriously injured but all of them are still alive.

"The remains of the baby had been deposited at Idera hospital while the injured are also receiving treatment at the same hospital.

"We want to again warn motorists against over speeding while on the highway and also they should stop buying used tyres. We have said it several times.

"When you buy used tyres, it is like attempting a suicide because most of those tyres have already expired before they were brought into the country," he warned.



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